Vaccinations, Health Checks & Consultations

We follow the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s guidelines on vaccination.

All pets receive a full clinical examination prior to their vaccination.

We send postal reminders for your convenience for all pets registering for vaccination at the practice.

Dogs

vaccinations_1We vaccinate against : Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and leptospirosis.
Puppies are vaccinated at 8 and 10 weeks of age and thereafter annually.
We also strongly advise vaccinating your pet with additional protection against kennel cough(infectious bronchitis). This is an intranasal vaccine (that is a very small quantity of liquid is inserted into one nostril providing annual protection). We are seeing increasing numbers of kennel cough cases recently and would strongly advise this additional protection even if your dog does not go into kennels.

Not all diseases require to be vaccinated against annually.

The vet can explain this to you at the time of your pet’s healthcheck.

Cats

vaccinations_2We vaccinate against cat flu, enteritis and feline leukaemia viruses.
Kittens are vaccinated at 9 and 12 weeks and thereafter annually according to their needs.

Please ensure that if your pet visits a kennels or cattery that their vaccinations are kept up to date as if they lapse your pet may not be eligible to enter kennels. Vaccination over many years has seen a dramatic fall in and the control of many fatal and distressing diseases in our pets and it is important that we all try to maintain this freedom from disease for our pets.

Rabbits

vaccinations_3We vaccinate rabbits annually with the latest vaccine available against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. Both these diseases are typically fatal and responsible for regrettable plagues in the wild rabbit populations in the UK.

We recommend rabbits have a 6 monthly health check as they are very prone to dental and digestive problems associated with a domesticated lifestyle.

Please refer to the pet care advice pages for more details.